by: Scott McCaulley
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Missouri Lakes Region beginning this afternoon and going through Saturday afternoon.
Forecasters are predicting a possible 3 to 4-inch rainfall total over that period with higher amounts possible in the Springfield area. Some areas of Northern Arkansas could also see 3 to 4 inches of rain over the next several days.
Meanwhile, there is also a risk of some storms becoming severe this afternoon and Friday plus another round of severe weather is possible Sunday with the approach of a frontal system.